Hayley Thompson-King is a musician and songwriter, and the director of White Light Music Studio. She holds a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance from New England Conservatory. Hayley is the founder and guitarist of Banditas, with whom she has toured nationally and performed at festivals including South by Southwest. Her music has been featured in film and tv, including ABC’s Betrayal and Bravo’s Queer Eye for The Straight Guy.
Hayley Thompson-King offers private lessons at The Green Room in: Voice (classical, musical theater, rock), Guitar, and Songwriting. whitelightmusicstudio.com
LeeAnn Sutton is the director of the Suzuki at The Green Room Viola Program.
A firm believer in the power that music has to be an agent of social change and its ability to create beauty in the world, LeeAnn has dedicated the bulk of her career to music education. LeeAnn currently is a faculty member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and teaches string orchestra in the Cambridge Public Schools. Previously, LeeAnn served as a faculty member of the Community Programs Division of the Longy School of Music of Bard College, Boulder Suzuki Strings and the Ithaca City School District.
Yelena Beriyeva, piano
I'd like to welcome students of all ages to my studio. I believe, there is no age limit for discovering one's talent and passion towards music. All levels are welcome!
I do not believe in student-stereotypes! In my opinion, each and every single student deserves an individual attention. I try to develop personal relationship with all of my students as I believe - that IS the key to OUR success. My students' success is my success as well!
Having studied piano at the Tbilisi State Conservatory in Republic of Georgia and the New England Conservatory, I have experienced both "old-school" and "new-school" approaches to piano playing, both of which have profoundly impacted the way I play and teach. In my homeland, I studied under comparatively strict teachers who encouraged me to master the Russian school of playing. At New England Conservatory though, I felt encouraged to develop my own, personal style of performing. Throughout my teaching career, I began developing a pedagogy that mixes elements of both schools, and I found that my students were quite receptive to it. In studio lessons, I emphasize the importance acquiring a foundation - learning an established tradition of piano performance practice while simultaneously encouraging students to break away from that tradition to some degree, to become artist-performers/innovators grounded in tradition.
Thomas Foster, piano
Thomas Foster is a pianist and harpsichordist based in Boston, Massachusetts. Having earned a master’s degree in piano performance from Fredonia State University, where he graduated with honors in 2008, his interest in historical performance led him to the Royal College of Music in London, where he earned a master’s degree in historical performance. He has been privileged to work with some of the leading exponents of early music, such as Malcolm Bilson, Robert Woolley, Miklos Spanyi, and Bart van Oort.
Upon graduating in 2012, Thomas became active professionally as a continuo player in and around England and Wales, having recently appeared with Sinfonia Cymru, the Charities Philharmonia, and Ensemble Serse. He is also an active soloist, chamber musician, researcher, and teacher. Thomas was the recipient of the Victoria Bohlen Composition Award in 2004 and 2005, and the Amadeus Fortepiano Prize in 2012